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Postdoc position, Tomographic Image Reconstruction

Departement : Departement Fysica
Regime : Voltijds

Description:

The Vision Lab, an imec (https://www.imec-int.com/en/home) research group at the University of Antwerp (http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/ ), has an open position for a Postdoc to work on developing advanced image reconstruction methods for X-ray phase contrast tomography. Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing, inspection and quality control) and science (3D characterization and material analysis).

With phase contrast X-ray CT, images can be acquired with unprecedented contrast far surpassing conventional CT contrast. This technique was only available at large-scale synchrotron facilities, but recent developments now allow for low brilliance, polychromatic X?ray sources in lab CT systems. The applicability to food analysis and quality control is however to a large extent unexplored and the 3D inline application is hindered by the long acquisition time. The aim of this project is to overcome these limitations by developing novel (inline) CT phase contrast acquisition, reconstruction and inspection algorithms specific to the food industry.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to h??? a PhD ?n Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering. Excellent communication skills in English are key, as well as expertise in tomographic image reconstruction and deep learning.

Labs involved: The Vision Lab, an imec (https://www.imec-int.com/en/home) research group of the physics department at the University of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in the development of algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of tomographic imaging data. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent publications on tomography can be found on http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/research/tomography .

Our offer:

An exciting research trajectory of 2 years (provided positive evaluation after 1 year). Multidisciplinary research: cooperation with strong academic research groups and industrial partners. A world-class research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation and a brand-new customized UniTOM XL microCT system (FlexCT). A competitive postdoc salary with benefits.

Starting date: 

From 10/2020, to be discussed.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until 16 August 2020. Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following document(s): a motivation letter, a detailed CV (including courses, honours, grades, previous work, publications,…) and contact info of two references
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Christine.waerebeek@uantwerpen.be.

 The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

 

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